Setting the Groundwork for Evidence-Based Massage: Clinic Resource
This post is part of a series of educational resources to help massage therapists develop their clinical reasoning skills.
Exams for Specific Regions from Stanford Medicine (videos)
Peripheral Neurological Examination (videos)
Relevant YouTube Channels
• Massage Sloth - Massage therapy treatment tips and tricks
• MSK Medicine - Physical assessments
• Physiotutors - Common assessment and treatment methods
• Health Care Triage - News and commentary on evidence-based medicine
• The Centre for Effective Practice - evidence-based tools, resources and programs to ensure healthcare providers have the information they need to deliver high-quality care
• Health Quality Ontario - Provides patient-centred treatment recommendations.
• Choosing Wisely Canada - The national voice for reducing unnecessary tests and treatments in health care.
• NIH - Mindbody Practices - Mind and body practices evidence summaries. Examples include acupuncture, massage therapy, meditation, relaxation techniques, spinal manipulation, and yoga.
• EBM Glossaries - Statistical Terms and Concepts Used in Evidence-Based Medicine
TED-Ed - Lessons to spark and celebrate the ideas of students around the world.
• The fascinating science of phantom limbs - Joshua W. Pate
• What happens when you have a concussion? - Clifford Robbins
• The science of skin - Emma Bryce
• The power of the placebo effect - Emma Bryce
• Why do your knuckles pop? - Eleanor Nelsen
• How does your brain respond to pain? - Karen D. Davis
• How do nerves work? - Elliot Krane
• The mystery of chronic pain - Elliot Krane
• What causes headaches? - Dan Kwartler
Selected Web Resources - Educational resources to help people understand pain and its complexity.
• What if the placebo effect isn’t a trick - Gary Greenberg
• The Neuroscience of Pain - Nicola Twilley
• Where Pain Lives - Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
• These Researchers Think We Can Retrain Our Brains to Tame Chronic Pain - Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
• A Comprehensive Guide to the New Science of Treating Lower Back Pain - Julia Belluz
• How Meditation, Placebos And Virtual Reality Help Power 'Mind Over Body' - Jo Marchant
• Back pain: how to live with one of the world’s biggest health problems - Moya Sarner
• To treat pain, study people in all their complexity - Beth Darnall
• Proper Breathing Brings Better Health - Christophe André
• Is Pain a Sensation or an Emotion? - Haider Warraich
Neuroplasticity and The Science of Touch
• The Social Power of Touch - Lydia Denworth
• The Power of Touch - Maria Konnikova
• Research into our sense of touch leads to new treatments for autism - Emily Kuehn
• Pleasant to the Touch - Sabrina Richards
• Massage may aid muscle regrowth, even in an opposite limb - Colorado State University
• Starting Rehab Early Can Speed Recovery From Muscle Injuries - Alex Hutchinson
• How Muscles Age, and How Exercise Can Slow It - Gillian Butler-Browne
• The best thing you can do for your health: sleep well - Matthew Walker
• Soft tissue injuries simply need PEACE & LOVE - BJSM Blog
• Acupuncture in Cancer Study Reignites Debate about Controversial Technique - Jo Marchant
• Should doctors recommend acupuncture for pain? - The BMJ
• The cognitive biases tricking your brain - Ben Yagoda
• 200 cognitive biases rule our everyday thinking - Paul Ratner
• Intellectual humility: the importance of knowing you might be wrong - Brian Resnick
• How to read and understand a scientific article - Jennifer Raff
Blogs - A selection of blogs that examine clinical practice and relevant research.
• Better Movement Blog - Maintained by Todd Hargrove, this blog posts high quality content on the science of movement and pain.
• The Massage Therapist Development Centre - Maintained by Jamie Johnston, this is a blog dedicated to changing the perception of massage therapy.
• The RMT Education Project - Maintained by Richard Lebert, this is a resource that provides insight into the body and a number of open access resources for massage therapists.
• PainScience - Maintained by Paul Ingraham, this is one of the most comprehensive resources available for therapists looking for insights into aches and pains.
The Nature of Things - An episode of The Nature of Things (Brain Magic: The Power of Placebo) looking at how placebos effect our mind and body.
PBS Special - A PBS special (Understanding the Opioid Epidemic) telling the stories of people and communities impacted by the opioid epidemic.